Re: cluetrain

Subject: Re: cluetrain
From: Sean Wheller <sean -at- inwords -dot- co -dot- za>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com, Rebecca Stevenson <rjstevenson -at- sprynet -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2006 21:07:34 +0200

On Monday 12 June 2006 18:56, Rebecca Stevenson wrote:
> >> > No takers. But it was also interesting to see that all
> >> > serious comment was off-list. I wonder what that says.
> I think it says that most of us think our responses to the topic are, well,
> off-topic. Aside from justifiable critiques of the writing and organization
> (or lack), responses are going to be philophical and possibly emotional.

Judging by the two conversations I am having on this thread, one on the other
off list, I think you may be right on this.

The lack of organization and writing style are not my focus in this instance.
What interests me are the ideas and thinking. I wonder if it is possible to
embrace, in whole or in part, the thinking captured in this work and apply it
to work.

I guess it is not a common practice and yet a client wants to see many of
these ideas reflected in their communications. For example:

24. Bombastic boastsâ"We are positioned to become the preeminent provider of
XYZ"âdo not constitute a position.

My client even forbids a statement like, "XYZ is the market leader in ABC."

Frankly this has thrown me for a six, hence my question on this subject.

Ask me about the Monkey.

Sean Wheller
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sean -at- inwords -dot- co -dot- za

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